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Name James

Meaning:Yahweh may protect; holder of the heel; supplanterTools:

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About the name James in particular

Gender:male
Languages of use:English
Diminutives:Jamie, Jim
Topics:Asteroid 2335 James, discovered 1974
US 2012 rank:#14     ... 12:Matthew, 13:Elijah, 14:James, 15:Anthony, 16:Benjamin ...     Full US 2012 list
Similarly written:Jamel, Amel, Amer, Amos, Ares, Ermes, Fares, Hares, Hayes, Jace     Details
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About Jacob/Jacqueline/Jakoba, the group of names with the same origin as James

Meaning/translation:Yahweh may protect; holder of the heel; supplanter
Language of origin:Hebrew
Info about origin, male:original, etymological meaning might be He (God) may protect
 but already in the Old Testament the name is interpreted as holder of the heel or supplanter
 in the Old Testament Jacob is a son of Isaac and the father of 12 sons who will found the 12 tribes of Israel
 during birth Jacob held the heel of his twin brother Esau for becoming the first-born (thus the given name interpretations)
 in the New Testament James the Elder and James the Younger are two disciples of Jesus
Words:yahweh = (the name of God) (name of the one God according to the Old Testament)  Hebrew
 aqeb = the heel  Hebrew
 aqab = to supplant, to cheat  Hebrew
Topics:12 Apostles, Interesting, Old Testament
Variants' top ranks:1:Jacob USA 2012,  1:Diego Mexico 2007,  1:Jakub Poland 2012,  1:Thiago Buenos Aires 2010,  2:James England+Wales 1994,  2:Jokubas Lithuania 2011,  3:Jakob Slovenia 2012,  4:Diogo Portugal 2008,  4:Jacqueline England+Wales 1964,  5:Tiago Portugal 2008
Somehow related to:Jahwe
Old/original forms:Iacobus Latin, Iacomus Latin, Iakobos Old Greek, Yaakov Hebrew
Name variants:Giacoma, Jackie, Jacklyn, Jacky, Jaclyn, Jacqueline, Jacquelyn, Jaime, Jaimie, Jakoba, Jakobea, Jakobine, Jami, Jamie, Jaqueline, Jaslyn, Jayme, Jazlyn, Jazlynn, Jazzlyn, Coby, Diego, Diogo, Giacobbe, Giacomo, Iacopo, Iago, Jaakko, Jaap, Jachen, Jacob, Jacobo, Jacopo, Jacques, Jago, Jaime, Jak, Jaka, Jake, Jakob, Jakobe, Jakobus, Jakow, Jakub, James, Jamie, Jankel, Jascha, Jaycob, Jeppe, Jim, Jimi, Jimmie, Jimmy, Jokubas, Kimo, Köbi, Koby, Lapo, Seamus, Seumas, Thiago, Tiago, Yaakob, Yago, Yakup, Yankel, Yaqub   Sortable list   Details
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Popularity lists that contain the name James

SeriesRankings
Australia/NSW2012 10,  2011 12,  2010 11,  2009 11,  2008 9,  2007 8,  2006 6,  2005 6,  2004 6,  2003 18,  2002 7,  2001 5
Canada/British Columbia2012 15,  2011 12,  2010 16,  2009 17,  2008 10
England+Wales2012 10,  2011 8,  2010 10,  2009 9,  2008 9,  2007 9,  2006 6,  2005 4,  2004 4,  2003 4,  2002 4,  2001 4,  2000 3,  1999 3,  1998 3
France2002 296
Ireland2012 2,  2011 22010 4,  2009 5,  2008 5,  2007 5,  2006 5,  2005 5,  2004 4,  2003 5,  2002 5,  2001 5,  2000 5,  1999 4,  1998 4
New Zealand2012 11,  2011 8,  2010 2,  2009 3,  2008 2
Philippines2006 92005 13
Scotland2012 3,  2011 3,  2010 3,  2009 3,  2008 5,  2007 4,  2006 5,  2005 4,  2004 32003 4,  2002 5,  2001 5,  2000 5,  1999 6,  1998 6
USA decades2000-2009 17,  1990-1999 13,  1980-1989 7,  1970-1979 5,  1960-1969 4
USA yearly2012 14,  2011 17,  2010 19,  2009 18,  2008 17,  2007 15,  2006 16,  2005 17,  2004 17,  2003 18,  2002 18,  2001 19,  2000 18,  1999 19,  1998 18,  1997 17,  1996 17,  1995 17,  1994 14
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